Beresford Oral Interp Team Wins First at Pumpkinstakes in Watertown

The Beresford HS and MS Oral Interp Team took home First Place Sweepstakes at the Pumpkinstakes Tournament in Watertown, South Dakota  on October 30, 2021. This was the overall sweepstakes, earning more points than any of the other 18  "A" or "AA" schools attending. Fourteen Beresford students competed in Watertown, and ten Beresford interpers advanced to finals.

Individual Winners Included: Laney Andrews, 1st in Novice Dramatic Interp; Laney Andrews and Max Josko, 1st in Novice Duo Acting; Hailey Stephens and Marlie Ahlgrim, 2nd in Novice Duet Acting; Emma Andrews, 1st in Storytelling; Emma Andrews, 2nd in Novice Poetry; and Espyn Klungseth who was a finalist in Non-Original Oratory.  There were six finalist in Novice Humorous Interp, four of whom were from Beresford. Winners in the final round included Haley Huot, 1st place; Keely Merrigan, 3rd place; Easton Buum and Max Josko were the other two Beresford finalists.

Beresford took first place in overall sweepstakes at the Pumpkinstakes Oral Interp Tournament in Watertown, South Dakota on October 30, 2021.  Pictured front row l-r are Emma Andrews, Keely Merrigan, Laney Andrews, Maddie Gillespie, Hailey Stephens, Marlie Ahlgrim, Jayda Tadlock, Rylee Jacobs, and Espyn Klungseth.  Back row l-r are Jameson Quimet, Max Josko, Haley Huot, Easton Buum, CJ Thompson, and Coach Ann Tornberg.